About the Association
The Supernatural Studies Association is an organization dedicated to the academic study of representations of the supernatural, the speculative, the uncanny, and the weird across periods and disciplines. Its peer-reviewed journal, Supernatural Studies (print ISSN 2470-203X; online ISSN 2325-4866), welcomes submissions on such representations in literature, film, television, video games, and other cultural texts and artifacts.
Beginning with issue 4.1, publication in Supernatural Studies occurs first in print and is followed 30 days later by open-access electronic publication under a Creative Commons BY-NC license. Material from issues prior to 4.1 will be made available as authorial permissions are secured. The journal is listed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.
See our latest Calls for Papers here. Submissions for issue 6.2 (winter/spring 2020) are now being accepted.
We are now accepting abstracts for the 2020 Annual Conference, to be held at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY on Friday, March 20, 2020, with Dr. Murray Leeder to deliver the keynote address. Deadline extended to February 1st, 2020.
If you are a scholar interested in serving as a peer reviewer for Supernatural Studies, please fill out this form.
Editorial Board of Supernatural Studies
Leah Richards, LaGuardia Community College,
City University of New York; member, The Council of Editors of Learned Journals
John R. Ziegler, Bronx Community College,
City University of New York
Assistant Executive Editor
Catherine Siemann, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Social Media Editor
Deborah Christie, Old Dominion University
Scholarly Communications Liaison
Edward Lehner, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
U.K. Business Manager
Anastassiya Andrianova, North Dakota State University
Maija Birenbaum, University of Wisconsin--Whitewater
Christina Carlson, Iona College
Joseph Donica, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Raechel Dumas, San Diego State University
Curt Herr, Kutztown University
Noah Jampol, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Sharmila Mukherjee, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Stephanie Pietros, College of Mount Saint Vincent
Shannon Proctor, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
David J. Puglia, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Sigmund Shen, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
Association News and Events
Vol. 6, issue 1 available now
December 1, 2019: Volume 6, issue 1 is now available as open access here.
April 2, 2019: Online-first reviews of The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story, Dracula: An International Perspective, and Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror are now available.
Next issue: Winter 2020.
The online, open-access reviews section of Supernatural Studies is live and accepting submissions.
Read Paolo Javier and Thomas Fink's "Exchange with Leah Richards and John Ziegler on Their Editorial Stewardship of Supernatural Studies" on Dichtung Yammer (1 Dec. 2019).
Read one participant's reflection on presenting at the inaugural 2018 Supernatural Studies Conference.
Other News and Resources
New series on early modern/medieval alterity seeks proposals
Medieval Institute Publications seeks proposals for its new book series "Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity." See this flyer for details and contact information.